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Smiley is a heartwarming Spanish romantic comedy series that brings to life the captivating love story between two unlikely protagonists. Released on Netflix on December 7, 2022, the 8-episode series is based on the acclaimed play of the same name by Guillem Clua, starring Carlos Cuevas (who played the role of Alex) and Miki Esparbé (who played the role of Bruno) in the lead roles.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Barcelona, the plot centers on Álex, a bartender reeling from a recent romantic disappointment, and Bruno, an architect whose life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a misdirected voicemail from Álex. This serendipitous encounter sets the stage for a charming and poignant journey of love, laughter, and self-discovery.

Álex’s impulsive voicemail sets off a chain of events that brings him and Bruno together in ways they never imagined. As they navigate the complexities of modern romance and grapple with their own insecurities and desires, they find themselves drawn to each other in ways they never expected.

The series is a heartfelt adaptation of Clua’s theatrical masterpiece, expertly brought to life by the talented cast and crew. Directed by David Martín Porras and Marta Pahissa, Smiley captures the essence of Clua’s original vision while infusing it with a fresh and contemporary sensibility.

The cast of Smiley boasts a talented ensemble, with Carlos Cuevas portraying the role of Álex, and Miki Esparbé bringing Bruno to life on screen. Pepón Nieto takes on the dual characters of Javier and Keena, while Meritxell Calvo played the role Vero. Giannina Fruttero delivers a vibrant performance as Patri, complemented by Eduardo Lloveras in the role of Albert. Ruth Llopis adds depth to the cast as Núria, alongside Cedrick Mugisha as Ibra and Carles Sanjaime as Ramiro. Rounding out the ensemble, Ramon Pujol portrays the character of Ramon, contributing to the rich tapestry of personalities in the series.

With standout performances from Cuevas and Esparbé, as well as a stellar supporting cast, Smiley is a delightful and captivating exploration of love, friendship, and the power of serendipity.

As viewers immerse themselves in the enchanting world of Álex and Bruno, they are sure to be swept away by the irresistible charm and undeniable chemistry of this unforgettable romance.

Happy viewing!

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